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MNRE's 40 GW rooftop solar target "unrealistic": Parliamentary panel

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 7, 2020

The government's rooftop solar target of 40 gigawatt (GW) by 2022 is unrealistic and it is highly unlikely that it will be met on time, Parliamentary standing committee on energy has said. The Committee said in its latest report that as per the year-wise targets set to...

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MNRE issues draft policy for round-the-clock supply of bundled renewable power

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has proposed a draft policy for the supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) power to discoms which would be a mix of renewable energy and electricity generated in coal-based plants. The idea is to address the biggest issue with large...

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India identifies offshore wind energy potential of 70,000 MW along Gujarat, TN coasts

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

India has an estimated offshore wind energy potential to generate around 70,000 Megawatt (Mw) power, most of that identified in coastal Gujarat and Tamil Nadu, according to the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE). “Initial studies indicate offshore wind energy...

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India has installed 84 GW of renewable energy capacity so far: MNRE

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 2, 2020

India's renewable energy (RE) capacity had crossed 84 gigawatt (GW) mark by the end of November this year, fresh data released by the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) showed. "A total of 6083.48 MW of renewable energy capacity has been added during the year 2019-...

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India installed 181,000 solar power pumps for irrigation in three years under PM-KUSUM scheme

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 31, 2019

More than 181,000 solar power pumps have been installed in the country over the past three years for meeting the electricity demand for irrigation under the Pradhan-Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM-KUSUM) scheme being implemented by the Ministry of New...

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Ladakh has wind power potential of 1 lakh Mw: NIWE DG Balaraman

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 18, 2019

Ladakh has a wind power potential of 1 lakh megawatt (Mw) and preliminary studies have indicated the region holds tremendous promise for setting up commercial scale wind energy projects, according to K Balaraman, Director General of Chennai-based National Institute of Wind...

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Soon, ‘star ratings’ for solar PV panels

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) are close to finalising a star rating mechanism for solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is significant because till now the efficiency of energy generation equipment was not rated by...

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Public sector enterprises gradually diversifying into green energy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

Egged on by government incentives, the state owned enterprises (SOEs) are diversifying into green energy and building renewable energy portfolios. In October this year, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) urged all SOEs to prioritise renewable projects in their...

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India to invest Rs 4 lakh crore to meet 175 GW renewable energy target by 2022: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 12, 2019

The government has estimated an investment of about Rs 4 lakh crore over the course of next three years to meet the country's 175 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy target, power and renewable energy minister R K Singh said recently. "A cumulative renewable energy capacity of 83....

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Modi government plans big on wind power; projects of 12,162.50 MW capacity awarded so far

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State (IC) New & Renewable Energy, Power and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship R K Singh, on Tuesday stated that by October 2019, 37,090.03 MW capacity of wind power has already been installed in the...

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